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Medal of Honor

Richard Etchberger (Season 1, Episode 7)
TV Episode | Documentary, War

Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism on March 11, 1968, in the country of Laos. While assigned as Ground Radar Superintendent, Detachment 1, 1043rd Radar Evaluation Squadron. The outpost ...See moreChief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism on March 11, 1968, in the country of Laos. While assigned as Ground Radar Superintendent, Detachment 1, 1043rd Radar Evaluation Squadron. The outpost was overrun by an enemy ground force and sustained and withering heavy artillery attacks directly upon his unit's position, Chief Etchberger's entire crew lay dead or severely wounded. Despite having received little or no combat training, Chief Etchberger single handedly held off the enemy with an M-16, while simultaneously directing air strikes into the area and calling for air rescue. Because of his fierce defense and heroic and selfless actions, he was able to deny the enemy access to his position and save the lives of his remaining crew. With the arrival of the rescue aircraft, Chief Etchberger without hesitation repeatedly and deliberately risked his own life, exposing himself to heavy enemy fire, in order to place three surviving wounded comrades into rescue slings hanging from the hovering helicopter waiting to airlift them to safety. Chief Etchberger finally climbed into the evacuation sling himself, only to be fatally wounded by enemy ground fire as he was being raised into the aircraft. See less
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Jasha Klebe (music by)
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Updated Nov 9, 2018

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Nov 9, 2018 (United States)

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Oliver Hudson
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Scott Haze
Staff Sergeant John Daniel Staff Sergeant John Daniel   See fewer
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Steven Grayhm
Springsteadah Springsteadah   See fewer
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Val Lauren
Sgt. Stan Slizz Sgt. Stan Slizz   See fewer
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Jonathan Stanley
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Richard Sanderson
Rusty Irons Rusty Irons   See fewer
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Jonna Walsh
Kay Etchberger Kay Etchberger   See fewer
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8.9 / 10 | 36 votes